Voyager: un programme républicain

Translated title of the contribution: Travel: a republican program

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At the intersection between “arts of travel” literature and pedagogical reform, a 1794 bill suggests sending deserving teenagers on what are not yet called “school trips” - thereby inventing the concept. Travel, a staple of aristocratic education, is here conceived of as a democratic, collective practice. Inspired by Rousseau's Emile (who should travel in order to realize that he does not want to change), Portiez, the author of the bill, would like to send the teenagers abroad so that they may see the superiority of Jacobin France, while their trip around France is seen as a lesson in Republican ideology.
Translated title of the contributionTravel: a republican program
Original languageFrench
Title of host publicationLa république en voyage: Actes du colloque de Vizille, 2010
EditorsP. Serna, G. Bertrand
Place of PublicationRennes
PublisherPresses Universitaires de Rennes
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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